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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

SpiritInterface Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 5:55 AM
Mr Chapman seems to forget that we have had numerous laws restricting firearms in the us for all most a hundred years. The laws being proposed will do nothing but disarm law abiding citizens and cause even more deaths. AR pattern weapons are the modern equivalent to the Musket of the Founders time. Semi-automatic weapons are the standard of the day. Mr Chapman seems to think that opposing the ever increasing encroachment of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution is to oppose any and all restrictions. That is not the case, the NRA and the Majority of the American Citizens think and feel that we have reached the tipping point between reasonable and unreasonable.

The debate on gun control lately has been going like this: Liberals propose various restrictions on allowable firearms, acceptable owners and approved ammunition. Conservatives exclaim, "Second Amendment!" And the debate, at least in the mind of the latter group, is over.

The Second Amendment, they believe, is not just one important provision of our basic government document. It's the first and last word on the subject of firearms.

Viewing the proposals offered since the Sandy Hook massacre, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., concludes the supporters intend "to completely GUT our Second Amendment rights." The Utah Sheriffs' Association warned President Barack...